Upcoming Events

Monthly Events:

The WTM or Wellness Through Mindfulness is a community dedicated to offering free teachings on Mindfulness and related topics. It’s our goal to give you events that provide learning and experiences that allow you to continue to deepen your mindfulness practice. Events will include a talk, guided meditation, and time for questions and discussion. These events are suitable for all levels of practice. A few key points when registering:

  1. Events are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 7 – 8:30 pm.
  2. These are free events.
  3. They are offered as In Person meetings.
  4. Join us for the In Person meeting at the Shaganappi Community Association Hall (2516 14 Ave SW, Calgary AB T3C 3V2)
  5. Join us for Tea at the In Person meetings at 6:30 – 7pm for a chat and to create community.
    Please bring Indoor shoes for the meeting
  6. For environmental reasons if you can please bring your own tea cup.
  7. If you would like to volunteer to help set up the hall please come at 6:15pm
  8. If you have any outstanding Library Books please bring them back to the In Person meeting
  9. After you register for the event, you will be sent a confirmation email with registration details on how to connect and participate in person.
  10. If you are unable to attend the live event, know that you can always view the talk on our website one week after the original date.

DONATIONS

At WTM all the events are offered free. The speakers and organizers are not paid. However we do have costs to keep these events happening. If you feel that they have been of benefit to you a donation would be greatly appreciated..

Click here to read more how as little as a $5 donation for each event can help and how to donate.

EDUCATIONAL FORUMS

These sessions are provided strictly with the intention to provide education. It is not a forum intended to deal with specific personal issues one might have. Wellness Through Mindfulness and the participating speakers’ content and presentations are not to be used as a substitute for counselling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, or other professional advice by legal, medical, or other qualified professionals. It is the participant’s exclusive responsibility to seek such independent professional guidance as needed.

COVID POLICY

To our wonderful WTM community,

First of all, thank you for your ongoing support and participation in our past events. We care deeply about you, and the health of those around you, both here in our city and the extended communities we travel and interact with. As a result, we’ve been reluctant to return to in-person events, but given recent Provincial guidelines, we have decided to return to hosting our events in-person and online from the Shaganappi Community Centre. The past couple of years have not been an easy time adapting to the demands COVID 19, but we are ready to come back together in mindful, non-harming ways.

We invite you to make the choice that is right for you while attending our events in person with the following considerations:

  • If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend our live events.
  • Use hand sanitizer or wash your hands upon arriving and leaving, after using a washroom, or if you’ve eaten.
  • Masking and vaccinations are recommended but not required
  • It is the responsibility of the individual to determine your personal risk. WTM will not be held responsible for any incidents of contracting COVID 19 after attending a live event.

If you have any sign of a flu, cold, or were recently diagnosed with COVID 19 we’ve implemented this policy to ensure we offer our events to the community in the safest possible way.

We respect and honour all your choices. We are happy to see you online or in person. It’s your participation in this community that makes it so special and worthwhile. We hope to do our part in keeping this, and the extended community safe and healthy.

Please email us with any questions or concerns.

The WTM Team

Schedule of Events:


WHEN IS A STORY NOT A STORY: PART 2
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After registering, if you are experiencing any problems accessing the event on the day of the meeting you can send a message to wtm.yyc@gmail.com

WHEN IS A STORY NOT A STORY: PART 2

March 7, 2024 – 7:00 – 8:30pm
led by Mary Wallis Ph.D.

Mary gave a talk in October 2023 entitled: When is a Story Not A Story? She never completely answered this question, so this time, she looks at story-telling as a search for truth, with the wrinkle that, paradoxically, the truth cannot be found within any story. Does this make stories useless? Or a means to liberation?

In Person at the Shaganappi Community Association Hall (2516 14 Ave SW, Calgary)
Join us for tea at the hall at 6:30pm


Meditation as a Gateway for connecting with your Intuition
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After registering, if you are experiencing any problems accessing the event on the day of the meeting you can send a message to wtm.yyc@gmail.com

Meditation as a Gateway for connecting with your Intuition

March 21, 2024 – 7:00 – 8:30pm
led by Katie Turner R.Psych

We all have the potential to connect with our own intuitive knowing. When intuition is combined with logic we can make better decisions and develop a deeper sense of trust and peace in the face of the unknown. We will discuss ways of receiving information, how to find out your dominant intuitive type and how to increase your ability to receive intuitive information.

In Person at the Shaganappi Community Association Hall (2516 14 Ave SW, Calgary)
Join us for tea at the hall at 6:30pm


OTHER EVENTS


The Four Foundations Of Mindfulness:
Guidelines For Beginning And For Awakening

Weekend Retreat With Jeanne Corrigal

Friday, March 8, 2024 – Sunday, March 10, 2024
Wildwood Community Hall

We encourage new meditators and those new to insight retreats to attend, as well as experienced practitioners who wish to reconnect with the foundations of our practice. The Four Foundations is exciting because it offers some of the most concrete guidance we have for beginning and for sustaining practice. This teaching also outlines the “direct path to awakening”, and we will explore what this means as both a daily and ever-deepening practice.

Registration is now open! See here for more information and to register.

Jeanne Corrigal has facilitated Venerable Analayo’s Four Foundation course with BCBS for several years, and just offered a two year rotation through this teaching with her home community. She loves the Four Foundations teaching, and finds it transformative for practitioners at all stages. Jeanne Corrigal is the guiding teacher for the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community and is a graduate of the 2017-2021 IMS teacher training program. She deeply appreciates kindness and nature-based practices. She is certified with Indigenous Focusing Oriented Trauma Therapy, is a certified MBSR teacher, and has trained with Mindful Schools and Somatic Experiencing. She is Métis, and one of her first teachers in loving presence was Cree Elder Jim Settee.


BrahmaVihara Meditation Retreat with Kristina Bare

In person and Online : April 23 – April 28th, 2024
Mt St. Francis Retreat Centre, Cochrane, AB

Calling upon loving-kindness in times of transitions

In this 6 day silent retreat we will cultivate the four sublime attitudes of loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity. These heart practices, taught by the Buddha, support us to open with friendliness and balance to the joys and sorrows of our human existence. Honoring the life and death of beloved teacher Anne Mahoney, we will call upon the heart practices to help guide us through times of transitions.

Kristina Baré is an insight meditation teacher, therapist, and Somatic Experiencing practitioner. She has trained primarily in the Burmese lineages of Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw and Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw. She enjoys supporting students in deepening samadhi, loving-kindness and insight to open the door to an expansion of the heart and to liberating wisdom. In support of the Buddha’s teachings, Kristina also draws on her knowledge of western psychology and Somatic Experiencing. She invites a kind, patient, and embodied approach as a base for samadhi, loving-kindness and insight meditation practices.

Register at:
In Person session: vretreat2404.wufoo.com/forms/m1t2jkg9089biqj/
Online session: vretreat2404.wufoo.com/forms/zu0y9u608xvb8p/

Retreat Fees:
In person retreat: $620 (includes private room and 3 meals/day) + Dana
Zoom On Line Retreat: $40. 00


NEW TOPIC OR SPEAKER

We are always looking for interesting speakers and topics to present at the WTM. If you have an idea for a speaker or topic please email your thoughts to: wtm.thebreathproject.org

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